August 27, 2009

From John Gould, Audelia Road Library




10:30 Family Pre-School Storytimes…
September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
Stories, music, fingerplays and activities for pre-schoolers
Tues. 8 10:30 Library Live (Pre-School Age)
Join us for the monthly Chase Bank program presentation.
Tues. 17 3:30 Small Change Craft Program
Children make craft products to donate to organizations for
children in need.
Sat. 19 2:00 Read to Rocky (K-5 yrs.) Children Practice Reading to Dogs
Bring your own books or use some of ours.

Five laptop computers are available for teens plus board games and programs.
Sat. 12 1:00 Moving Words Literacy Camp:
Expressing the Essence of Y-O-U
Moving Words is a one-hour literacy camp with local writers
to assist teens in the art of creative writing. Teens will develop or enhance their ability to express thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Thurs. 3 11:30 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
(Open to Adults)
Tues. 15 6:30 Mystery Book Club (All welcome)
“L.A. Requiem” by Robert Crais
Sat. 19 2-4 Friends Book Sale
Tues. 22 2:00 Friends Board Meeting
Tues. 29 6:30 Audelia Road Book Club (All welcome)
` “Gilead” by Marilyn Robinson

100 copies of BookPage are made available each month by Friends. It is a popular publication so copies are picked up quickly. If you do not get a copy you can always go on line to and read the reviews of the latest books.

If you have books in good condition to donate for our Friends Book Sales, please drop them in the white plastic tub under the Friends Exhibit Table at the library entrance. Books for children are always needed and appreciated. Thanks
Check with library staff for any additional details on the schedule above. Printed copies may be picked up at the Friends Exhibit Table.

Additional information received from John Gould:

Although the budget has not yet been approved by the City Council, it appears that starting in October, the branch libraries will be closed on Sundays and Mondays but open Tuesday through Saturday with the current hours. That is good news because an earlier proposal would have cut the hours open in half. The bad news is that funding for materials (books, journals, etc) may take a big hit. Twenty-nine staff positions in the library system are being eliminated and staff reassignments are in the works.

One of the Audelia branch programs, “Reading to Rocky”, was given great coverage in an on-line daily, Black White Read Lake Highlands Edition. They have 9 photos of small children reading to the dogs and a description of the program. Check it out when you have time. Just go on line to that Edition and search for the August 20 article of “Dogs Help Kids Read” by Kate Mackley.

Friends supplies 100 copies of BookPage a month for library members. It is a popular publication so the copies disappear quickly. If you don’t have an opportunity to get one you can always go on-line to and read reviews of recent releases.

Our next Friends Book Sale will be on Saturday, September 19, 2-4. Bring a friend and come by, browse and buy. All the money raised goes to help support the Audelia Library programs, books, and equipment. Marty Adamson, our volunteer book sale coordinator and other Friends will be glad to help you. You can donate good used books any time by just dropping them in the large white container under the Friends Exhibit table.

Have a good day. If you have any suggestions for our Friends Board of Directors let me know: